Bangladesh appoint Vettori, Langeveldt as bowling coaches

Former New Zealand all-rounder has experience of coaching at franchise level

Bangladesh appoint Vettori, Langeveldt as bowling coaches PHOTO: AFP

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori and former South African pacer Charl Langeveldt as bowling coaches.

According to the BCB president Nazulm Hassan Papon, Vettori will oversee the spinners on a short-term basis and Langeveldt will be in charge of the fast bowlers.

"Though we've yet to sign any agreement with Vettori he has agreed to work with us. We also got the confirmation from Langeveldt," said Papon.

Vettori, the Black Caps' record wicket-taker, will work for 100 days leading up to next year's International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup in Australia starting with November's tour of India.

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Vettori, who retired in 2015, also has experience of coaching at franchise level in the IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"Spin bowling has been a traditional strength for Bangladesh. I hope to share my knowledge as a player and coach of the demands of modern day spin bowling in all versions of the game and help the bowlers make good intelligent decisions so that they can maximise their talents and skills," Vettori said in a BCB statement.

Langeveldt, who played six Tests and 72 one-day internationals for the Proteas, previously worked as the bowling coach for his home country from 2015 to 2017 and Afghanistan in 2018.

Nazmul added the BCB directors agreed to renew the contract of batting coach Neil McKenzie.

There was no decision on the appointment of head coach, which remains vacant after Englishman Steve Rhodes was sacked in the wake of a lacklustre performance at the recently concluded ICC World Cup.

Bangladesh finished eighth after wins over fellow strugglers South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan.